Israel-France relations

Netanyahu Phones Macron to Congratulate Over Win

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential elections and pledged to work closely with him.


France Names First Female Ambassador to Israel

The Times of Israel reports: France has nominated a new ambassador to Israel, the first woman to ever hold the post. Hélène Le Gal is scheduled to arrive in September, replacing Patrick Maisonnave, who has held the position since 2013 and is set to return to Paris.

france israel flags

Israel Fumes At French FM For Meeting With Hezbollah Officials

Israel has responded with anger to a reported meeting between the French foreign minister and members of the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, suggesting the move was comparable to meeting with representatives of the Islamic State group.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrives to attend an EU foreign affairs council at the European Council, in Brussels, on February 15, 2016.